Alan Price (born 19 April 1942) is an English musician and actor, who was the original keyboardist for the British band The Animals, and who is also known for his subsequent solo work.
Alan Price (born 19 April 1942) is an English musician and actor, who was the native keyboardist for the British band The Animals, and who is as a consequence known for his subsequent solo work.
Price was born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, County Durham. He is a self-taught musician, and was a founding advocate of the Tyneside work The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, which was future renamed The Animals. His organ-playing on songs by The Animals, such as “The House of the Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, and “Bring It On Home to Me” was a key element in the group’s success.
After leaving behind The Animals, Price went upon to have success with his own band the Alan Price Set and sophisticated with Georgie Fame. He introduced the songs of Randy Newman to a wider audience. Later, he appeared on his own television performance and achieved deed with film scores, including winning necessary acclaim for his musical contribution to the film O Lucky Man! (1973), as without difficulty as writing the score to stand-in musical Andy Capp. Price has after that acted in films and television productions.